Saturday, October 6, 2012

American Tapestries - Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

Queen of the Waves - cover
Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson


When pampered Jacqueline Abington secretly elopes with the family gardener, she asks another woman to take her place on the much anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic. Tessa Bowen hails from a poor corner of London but has been granted the opportunity of a lifetime—a ticket to sail to America aboard a famed vessel. But there’s a catch: she must assume Jacqueline’s identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in luxurious quarters, dresses in elegant gowns, and dines with prestigious people. Then a wealthy American man takes an interest in her, and Tessa struggles to keep up the ruse as she begins falling for him. When tragedy strikes, the game is up, and two women’s lives are forever changed.
Janice Thompson


Award-winning author Janice Thompson, who also writes under the name Janice Hanna, has published nearly eighty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more.
She formerly served as vice president of theChristian Authors Network and was named the 2008 Mentor of the Year by the AmericanChristian Fiction Writers.
Thompson lives in Spring, Texas, near her four grown daughters and young grandchildren. She leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends and two mischievous dachshunds.
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My Take:  This is another installment of the American Tapestries series, this time it is set during the Titanic voyage.  I have been reading alot of Titanic novels this year as it seems alot of new ones have come out because of the 100th Anniversary of the tragedy was this year.  This book takes the main idea of The Prince and The Pauper and changes it just a bit by making the main characters women and using the Titanic as the castle.  Tessa is a pig farmer's daughter who has agreed to take Jacqueline's place on the Titanic so Jacqueline can stay with Tessa's brother whom she has fallen in love with.  The Whole book you are wondering if Tessa can pull it off.  The author makes you feel like you are aboard the Titanic with her descriptions and you feel for Tessa who is thrown into a situation that out of her league.  How will she carry on the charade when she meets someone and starts to fall for him and what happens when the tragedy strikes.  You will have to read the book to find out but it will be well worth it.  This book will interest you if you are interested in the Titanic, like love stories or both.  
I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  

Celebrate with Janice by entering to win a Kindle Fire!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
  • Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 17th. Winner will be announced at the American Tapestries Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/18. Connect with authors Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson for an evening of book chat, trivia and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

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